Most Popular Crochet Abbrevations

**Crochet abbreviations** are a shorthand way of representing certain crochet stitches, techniques, or instructions. They are commonly used in crochet patterns to save space and make the instructions easier to read and follow.

Here are some:

[ ] / ( ): work instructions within brackets/ parentheses as many times as directed.

Alt: Alternate

Approx: Approximately

Bl : Back loop

Fl :Front loop

Bpsc : Back post single crochet

Bpdc: Back post double crochet

Bptrc: Back post treble crochet

Fpsc: Front post single crochet

Fpdc: Front post double crochet

Fptrc: Front post treble crochet

CA: Color A

CB: Color B

Ch: Chain

Ch-sp: Chain Space

Cl: Cluster

Cm: Centimeter

Sc: single crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet

Dc: Double crochet

Trc: Treble crochet

Dtrc: Double treble crochet

Rs: Right side

Ws: Wrong side

P: Picot

Pc: Popcorn

Sk: Skip

St/s: Stitch / es

Slst: Slip stitch

Yo: Yarn over

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together

Dc2tog: Double Crochet 2 stitches together

Rep: repeat

Pat: Pattern

Dec: Decrease

Inc: Increase

Fsc: foundation single crochet

Fdc: foundation double crochet

Fhdc: foundation half double crochet


There are many more crochet abbreviations but these are the most popular.

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